May 20, 2017 Subject:
Wonderful Harry Stradling
Harry Stradling was the cinematographer for this film. It bears his excellent touch framing the shots.
Stradling went on to win two Academy Awards for cinematography. The dark moods in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" were his idea. His second AA was for the delightful musical "My Fair Lady."
In this film you can see how he managed to mostly hide the terrible facial scars Merle Oberon had from an auto accident in which she was involved in 1937.
Enjoy a true master at work here.
March 31, 2014 Subject:
lighthearted, clever drama and love story
This has always been a favorite of mine. Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier have each met their match in this sharply scripted and cute story where serendipity is given just a little push.
It's a tale wherein the "battle of the sexes" is cast as something of a misunderstanding, and wherein the lady and her family are just a bit wiser than the young and handsome lawyer with some ill-founded prejudices.
After reading the previous reviewer's comments over and again for several years (rather grating and crass, actually) I've decided that this story would do well in being modernized with just such a theme. I'm sure we as cinemophiles can all imagine a few ways the previous reviewer's personal story could have turned out just as happily as our primary subject. Speaking of which, it becomes obvious almost immediately where the story is leading. The mastery of it is that the ride is no less fun for it.
September 19, 2011 Subject:
Lock your door
…for you never know what manner of parasite may come drifting in if you do not. I've actually experienced something fairly similar to the situation portrayed at the beginning of this film, from which I learned to be very sure of who is knocking before opening my front door. (In my case, after she pushed past me and came breezing in, she turned out not to be dressed quite so fetchingly as the intruder in this film, and she wanted my apartment for a safe place to smoke some dope rather than to sleep the night. Needless to say, I had no qualms about ejecting her.) Call these old films "sexist" or "misogynistic" if you like, if you buy into the current propaganda. Whether comedies or dramas, I've experienced at first hand variations on too many of the tropes portrayed in them, to dismiss them in that way.
I can't tell you what happens after she points out the livingroom couch where she suggests he can sleep while she hijacks his bedroom, since I shut it off at that point. There are a few films here that manage to portray the more positive aspects of humanity without being sappy; I'm off to find more of those.
By the way, I had no trouble downloading the 361MB 'h.264 MPEG4' file. What I saw of it was a very good and well-preserved print, with rich colors, good video and audio, and able to support full screen on my monitor without becoming blurry or pixelated.
September 6, 2009 Subject:
Another site to view movie
Hmm I don't know why you are having problems with the file. The size looks fine for burning for a dvd (340mb). DVDs are able to hold 4g of data and many can hold 2 hours of film.
You are not able to view this type of file? I use a third party software to view all these files (a mac one called mplayer). I have the feeling that there are ones available for windows.
Sort of a slow movie. Bad editing. Very sexist; but in an interesting way. This was the view of women in England in the earlier part of the 20th century.
November 30, 2007 Subject:
I like (Lord) Olivier' actimh. Eventhough many consider his earlier works over the top, he still
is a good barrister. But I have a problem.
1. The file of MPEG4 is too large for a normal DVD burning.
2. There is not a way to view the film in question on site.
3. The recent trouble you are having with your
driver makes it viturally impossible even to see stills from the aforementioned film.
I saw a rough copy of it on a little station out here in Arizona, but the station cut it to ribbons with commercials. Solution: Make it available to the general public and not so savvy computer challenge lot(like myself0 and let us enjoyed a claasic film. one star for the difficuties and four stars for the film.
November 29, 2007 Subject:
I couldn't download this from the site and when I purchased a VHS copy of the movie, it was incomplete. But what I did see was very amusing. The quality isn't all that great--the sound and color make it appear to be a filmed stage-play--but I liked it.